Earthquake simulator coming to base Friday

Earthquake simulator coming to base Friday

Will Chaster, Base PA Office ~

Want to know what it will feel like when the “big one” hits?

On Friday, people can experience a rumbling, earth-moving earthquake, without the devastation, when the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) ShakeZone simulator arrives at the CANEX parking lot in Naden.

The simulator is designed to prompt awareness about earthquake safety and preparation.

“Most people are aware of the risks posed by an earthquake, but what we really want is for people to reflect on their earthquake preparedness,” says Lieutenant (Navy) Jim Smith, Deputy Base Operations Officer.

With the risk of a large earthquake striking southwestern British Columbia, it is important people ensure they are properly equipped to deal with the effects of a large-scale earthquake and its after-math.

“This is about public awareness and preparation. We want people to start thinking about next steps in terms of what they can do to be ready,” says Michael Lee, Manager of Consumer and Stakeholder Relations with the IBC.

The ShakeZone Tour has been touring for three years across the country. This year the Tour has visited 28 communities from Quebec to Vancouver.

For more information about the ShakeZone Tour, visit www.ibc.ca/bc/disaster/earthquake/shakezone

Information on earthquake safety and preparation can be found here.

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